Richard A. Gibbs

Richard A. Gibbs

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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FCC Authorizes Additional 100 MHz of Unlicensed Spectrum in 5 GHz Band (Part 2: Key Takeaways from the Report and Order)

In our last post on this topic, we reported on the FCC’s adoption of an order authorizing the use of an additional 100 MHz of unlicensed spectrum for Wi-Fi and related network equipment. Now that the order has been released,...more

4/17/2014 - FCC Telecommunications Wireless Technology

FCC Authorizes Additional 100 MHz of Unlicensed Spectrum in 5GHz Band

Gigabit Wi-Fi services are one step closer to reality following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to unanimously adopt an order today, March 31, 2014, authorizing use of an additional 100 MHz of...more

4/1/2014 - FCC Networks Wifi Wireless Industry Wireless Technology

FCC Explores Feasibility of More Precise Wireless Caller-Location Capabilities for E911 Calls From Indoor Locations and...

Even as privacy advocates become increasingly nervous about the extent to which our communications devices keep tabs on our whereabouts, the FCC is looking to make it easier to monitor our location more precisely, at least...more

2/25/2014 - FCC Geolocation Mobile Devices Warrantless Tracking Wireless Industry

FCC Adopts Rules to Address the “Rural Call Completion Problem”

On Nov. 8, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its Rural Call Completion Report and Order adopting rules to address problems with the completion of long-distance calls to rural end user customers, as...more

11/14/2013 - FCC OMB Rural Development Telecommunications

FCC Creates an Annual $400 Million Healthcare Connect Fund for Broadband Services and Infrastructure

On Dec. 21, the FCC released its long-awaited Report and Order reforming its funding mechanisms for rural health care by creating a Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) of $400 million annually....more

12/29/2012 - Broadband FCC Healthcare Healthcare Connect Fund Rural Health Care Program

D.C. Circuit Affirms FCC Order Mandating Data Roaming Obligations for Mobile Service Providers

On Dec. 4, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision affirming the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2011 Data Roaming Order (Data Roaming Order)....more

12/6/2012 - FCC Mobile Services

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